Rite Aid Foundation Gives $1.3 Million in Support of Military Children

Rite Aid Foundation Gives $1.3 Million in Support of Military Children

The Rite Aid Foundation has announced a $1.3 million grant to Folds of Honor in Owasso, Oklahoma, in support of scholarships for children of fallen or disabled veterans.

The funds were awarded through the foundation's KidCents program, which enables Rite Aid customers enrolled in its wellness+ with Plenti program to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the change to nonprofit organizations working to improve the health and well-being of children. Founded in 2007 by an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor has awarded nearly eight thousand scholarships to family members of veterans.

"The foundation's donation to Folds of Honor not only brings the mission of the Rite Aid Foundation to life," said Rite Aid president and CEO Ken Martindale, "but most importantly it will also help the organization continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of children whose parents have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country."